BEL-RAY® CHAIN LUBE 400ML
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Bel-Ray® Super Clean Chain Lube is an aerosol chain lube that utilizes the the latest innovation in chain lubricant technology,
combining unsurpassed anti-wear protection for long chain and sprocket life with an outer protective coating that will not attract dirt, sand, or grit and ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT FLING OFF when used as directed. Suitable for all ‘O’ ‘X’ and ‘Z’ ring and roller type chains for street, off-road, and racing use.
Super Clean Chain Lube
Take a look at the final drive of any high performance racing motorcycle and you will see a chain drive.
A chain and sprocket drive offers the advantages of highly mobile rear suspension, changeable gearing and a lightweight rear hub. The chain is a very important link of the machine and if it is not maintained properly, there can be a measurable loss of performance in the final drive.
Even though we say a chain requires maintenance, the most important form of maintenance needed is simply proper application of a high quality chain lube. Friction and corrosion are a chain’s worse enemies and the cause of failure, noise and power loss. All this can be overcome with a little knowledge on chain lubrication and the right product.
In motorcycles and ATVs, there are two basic chain types: standard (non- ‘O’ ring) chains and ‘O’ ring chains. The standard chain consists of side plates, pins, bushings and rollers. The ‘O’ ring chain is identical to the standard chain in construction except it utilizes rubber seals as shown in the diagram below:
The plates are the most visible component of the chain. They come in pairs of inner plates and outer plates and hold the entire load in tension.
PINS AND BUSHINGS:
Solid pins are pressed into the outer plates to hold them together, while the hollow bushings hold the inner plates together in a similar fashion. The pins from an outer link run through the bushings from the next inner link to form a chain. This junction is where the links are free to rotate relative to each other and it is a very important lubrication point. A well lubricated pin/bushing interface will allow a chain to spin freely on the sprockets and minimize the power losses due to friction. A poorly lubricated pin/bushing interface will result in wear that causes “chain stretch” to occur. The term “chain stretch” refers to the increase in overall length of the chain due to wear on the pins. As the pins and bushings wear, each pin is able to sit a little bit deeper on the next bushing. Multiply this small amount of wear by the number of links and you have a considerable change in overall chain length.
The rollers of the chain are the next piece to the puzzle. These are the cylindrical rollers around each bushing that make contact with the sprockets. These bushings spin on the outer surface of the hollow bushings and require lubrication underneath them for minimal resistance and wear, as well as a film on the outside to cushion the shock load when in contact with the sprocket.
.O.RINGS (X-RINGS OR T-RINGS):
Sealed chains are common equipment on many motorcycles and ATVs. On these chains, rubber rings are put in between the plates of the chain as the seals. The chain will come from the manufacturer with lubricant in the pin and bushing area and the seals work to keep the original lubricant in and the harmful elements out.